6 fantastic things to do in Riyadh this week: June 12 to 15

What’s on this week…

Discover some of the best things to do in Riyadh over the next few days. From a Pilates class and an upcycling workshop to an amazing business lunch and the trendiest beverage to drink right now, we’ve got you covered.

Here are six fantastic things to do in Riyadh this week.

Sunday June 12

1. Get your heart pumping and burn more calories

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If you’re looking for a challenging class that will boost your heart rate while targeting every muscle in your body for that ultimate burn, head to Exhale Yoga and try the Burn Pilates class. Perfect for those days when you are chasing the clock or looking to add a little extra heat to your workout routine.

Burn Pilates, Exhale Yoga Studio, June 12, 7pm, Umro Adhamry, Al Safarat, Riyadh 12512. @exhaleyoga.sa

Monday June 13

2. Get that luxurious golden glow

Ladies, get ready to soak up the sun and life all around. Durrat Al Riyadh Resort & Spa is offering its outdoor pool every Monday and Wednesday to all you ladies who would like to work on your tan. Usually open to only males and children, we highly recommend that you take advantage of its outdoor pool during those days as it’s perfect for lounging in or simply spending a lazy afternoon with a book or drink in hand as you relish the tranquil surroundings of the resort.

Ladies’ Only Tanning, SAR200 per person, Every Mon & Wed, Durrat Al Riyadh Resort & Spa, King Fahd Road, Exit 6, Durrat, Riyadh. Tel: 011 411 8800. @durrat_alriyadh_resort

3. Treat yourself to a fabulous boba tea from Tiger Sugar

Taiwan’s famous and best black sugar boba milk tea is now in Riyadh. Each cup is coated with brown sugar, and when milk is poured in, the drinks resemble the stripes of a tiger. The result? A glorious celebration of milky sweetness and flavourful teas. If you’re new to Tiger Sugar, we suggest trying the black sugar milk with boba and cream mousse.

Tiger Sugar, Park Avenue, Qurtubah, Riyadh 13248, daily 4pm to 12.30am. @tigersugar.ksa

Tuesday June 14

4. Learn the art of upcycling


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Give new life to unused clothes with this sustainability upcycling workshop. All you have to do is bring along a T-shirt, and you’ll learn handy new sewing skills while revamping your clothing. Discover and learn ways to be sustainable in an industry that is one of the largest polluters in the world, fashion.

The Upcycling Workshop, June 14, 4pm to 8pm, Raffles Design Institute, 2519 Urubah Rd, 8015, Al Mathar Ash Shamali, Riyadh 12334. SAR50 per person. Register here. @thesaudiyouth

Wednesday June 15

5. Seal the deal over a remarkable business lunch

If you’re looking for an intimate space where you can talk shop, Goji Kitchen at Marriott Riyadh Diplomatic Quarter is a good bet. It offers a warm, welcoming vibe and some seriously good international cuisine. The business lunch menu gives you three courses, and it includes dishes like smoked salmon, vegetables minestrone, kofta kebab sandwich and the cheese tortellini.

Business Lunch at Goji Kitchen, Sun to Thurs 12.30pm to 3.30pm, Marriott Riyadh Diplomatic Quarter Hotel, Abdullah Al Sahmi Street, Riyadh 11464. SAR99 per person. Tel: 059 159 1728. @marriottriyadhdq

6. Shop at the new Brands for Less store


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Looking for cheap shop bargains? If you don’t already know about the Brands for Less chain, check in to this new store ASAP. It stocks everything you need, from the biggest brands in fashion, homewares, sports, and more.

Brands for Less, Khurais Rd, Ar Rawdah, Riyadh 13211, Sun to Wed 10am to 11pm, Thurs to Sat 10am to midnight. @brandsforless

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